What is Natalie Portman’s net worth? Natalie Portman is an Israeli-American actress and filmmaker. She holds dual citizenship, an American and an Israeli citizen. Her profile is centered mainly in the film industry and has been that of her teenage. She starred in blockbusters and played the role of psychologically troubled women in independent films. During that time, Natalie received various accolades, including an Academy Award alongside two Golden Globe Award. Natalie gained her international fame in 1998 starring as Padme Amidala in Star Wars. She is also well-known for playing the role of Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta (2005) and Jacqueline Kennedy in the Biopic Jackie 2016). In her career, Natalie has accumulated a net worth of $90 million.
Natalie Portman Biography and Early Life
Neta-Lee Hershlag Portman was born on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. Her Jewish parents gave her the Hebrew name Neta-Lee. She is the only child to her parents. Her mother, Shelley, has remained to be Portman’s loyal agent while her father, Avner is an Israeli gynecologist. Her maternal grandparents, however, were American Jewish, while her paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants to Israel.
At first, her family lived in Washington, D.C., but later relocated to Connecticut in 1988. They stayed in Connecticut for two years before moving to Long Island. Back in Washington D.C., Natalie attended Charles E. Smith Day School, Rockville, Maryland. She also attended a Jewish school at their new home in Long Island, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County. It’s at her new school where she learned to speak Jewish. Natalie went ahead to study modern dance at Usdan Centre for the Creative and Performing Arts. She was much interested in learning foreign languages and so she went ahead to learning French, Japanese, Arabic, and German.
At 10, Natalie auditioned with the Off-Broadway musical, Ruthless, about a girl who was ready to murder to take lead in a school play. She was chosen as one of the understudies for star Laura Bell Bundy.
Career and Rise to Fame
Natalie’s career jump-started during her understudy for Bell Bundy in 1992. In 1994, Natalie landed another opportunity to play a lead role in Luc Besson’s action drama Leon: The Professional. She adopted her paternal grandmother’s maiden name, Portman, as her stage name to protect her privacy. She played the role of Mathilda one of the biggest figures in the film (an orphan befriend to a hitman). She was lauded for her outstanding performance. Hal Hinson of Washington commended Natalie for her relentless dedication to give sense to the most genuine parts of the tragedy.
Appearing in the earlier short films, Natalie was able to perfect her acting skill. She returned to acting on the mainstream where she played the role of a suicidal daughter of Pacino character in the Al Pacino / De Niro film of 1995. Yet again, in 1996, Natalie appeared on the Beautiful Girls, Mars Attacks! , and Woody Allen’s Everyone Says I Love You in 1996.
Her performance couldn’t wait for her till she was an adult but she transitioned to playing adult roles in 1999. She played role in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. It attracted much criticism but its commercial achievement was unstoppable. It earned the box office $924 million.
The Star War trilogy would require Natalie’s attention but she still got chances to appear in short films like Anywhere but Here and Where the Heart Is. She later decided to focus on her studies and attended Harvard University to pursue her bachelor’s degree in psychology while engaging in some plays.
In 2002, Portman appeared in Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones, again playing the role of Queen Amidala. She graduated in 2003 from Harvard University and made her appearance in the film Cold Mountain. In 2004, she played roles that involved a lot of sexual acts in the film Closer. She even acted as a stripper in the same film, where he was lauded by many for making the scenes lively. Some people, however, criticized her role badly.
Her role as Amidala with Star Wars ended in 2005, and she later appeared in other films, which included V for Vendetta, The Other Woman, and Mr. Magorium’s Magic Emporium. Another of her notable breakthrough, includes her starring appearance in the Black Swam, where she won the Academy Award for the Best Actress.
In 2015, Portman played a role in Thor: The Dark World and later directed her film A Tale of Love and Darkness. Additionally, she produced and starred in Jane Got a Gun.
How She Spends Her Money
Real Estate: Natalie set her apartment in New York City for $6.5 million in 2008. This house is a real comfort with 2 bedrooms. She later sold the house. She also bought a mansion in Los Feliz, Los Angeles for $3.25 million. The house provides over 4,866 square feet just for living space and an extensive 18000 square feet fine-looking garden. It also a swimming pool and tight advanced security that provides the utmost safety to live in.
Portman paid $6.5 million for a vacation home in Santa Clara way back in 2007. Situated in a beautiful neighborhood of Montecito, the house offers almost 4000 square feet of living space alongside a ten-acre farm.